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From: Griselle Torres (e-mail her)
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column: An Italian-American Says Basta! To Hispanic Heritage Month
While searching for information about Hispanics, I found Guzzardi`s column urging that we should stop Hispanic Heritage Month.
Does he have something against Hispanics? I`m half Hispanic and it really bugs me to see people like Guzzardi treat others as if they were less than human just because they happen to be from another country, in this case from a poor Central or South American country.
It is true that Italian-Americans have
made significant contributions to the
My advice to Guzzardi is to stop being so narrow minded. Not all Mexicans or illegal aliens are bad people.
As far as
Columbus is concerned, I absolutely despise what he
did. He may have discovered
Joe Guzzardi replies: No Hispanic Heritage Month is complete without a misguided letter like this. I did not write—nor have I ever written— that "Mexican or illegal aliens are bad people". And who, exactly, is treating others as if "they were less than human"?